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  1. Archaic. cheerily; cheeringly.
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Origin of cheerly

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Examples from the Web for cheerly

Historical Examples

  • Come, cheerly, Mr. Fairford—you will be taken good care of—try to walk.'

    Red Gauntlet

    Sir Walter Scott

  • At least vouchsafe these arms some little room, Who, hoping to embrace thee, cheerly swum.

    Hero and Leander

    Christopher Marlowe

  • Cheerly, my mates, his foremast is by the board; that broadside did execution.

  • Wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss, / But 40 cheerly seek how to redress their harms.

  • “With a cheerly hi ho,” shouted Bob Roberts, dropping his gun on a bush.

    Middy and Ensign

    G. Manville Fenn

British Dictionary definitions for cheerly


adjective, adverb
  1. archaic cheerful or cheerfully
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